Feb 29th, 2016
Adam Scott wins Honda Classic
Short putter, no problem
Words: Daniel Owen
Adam Scott raised the trophy last night at the Honda Classic, pipping Sergio Garcia by one shot for his first title in two years. While he only managed a level par 70, Sergio could only muster a 71, and no one made a run at the the two of them.
In ten events since switching back to the short putter Scott has finished in the top ten eight times. His nine under total would have been much more comfortable had it not been for one bad hole on the Saturday. Managing to get through the par three 15th at PGA National on Sunday without a repeat of his quadruple bogey, he held a two shot lead playing the 18th, and despite a Sergio Garcia birdie, it wasn't enough to make a difference.
Scott is the first player since Phil Mickelson in 2009 to win a tournament with a quadruple bogey on the score card. It's amazing how quickly he has readjusted to using a short putter, and this win puts him back in the top ten of the world rankings for the first time in over a year.
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